Disney+ launched Security to their subscribers Friday.
As everybody is aware of, Security was the Disney model of former Clemson soccer, Howard soccer, and Mars Hill soccer participant Ramon “Ray Ray” McElrathbey.
Security general was good, not nice, however positively good. Disney has produced loads of actually good sports activities films, which is why they might have finished a greater job with Security. While you examine it to different Disney produced or owned films, it felt a bit of hokie at occasions.
Let’s check out the completely different facets of the movie.
Writing – C
Any time a film is made, the film will not be going to be 100 % true and everyone knows that. Nonetheless, it was bizarre to see how they portrayed sure guys – like coach Swinney.
Like loads of different films made, Disney didn’t wish to pay Dabo to make use of his precise identify however he was positively within the film – as a defensive coach. The primary time you see him within the film, he’s reminding the film’s most important character that his scholarship is renewed yearly and needs to be earned if he’s going to stay round.
Everyone knows that isn’t one thing that at the same time as an assistant coach, Dabo would have ever mentioned to any participant.
There was additionally no want to put in writing Ray sneaking his brother into the dorm rooms at Clemson. Should you lived on campus whereas attending faculty, you already know that individuals got here and went on a regular basis with somebody that lived within the constructing and nobody would have stopped him – particularly a soccer participant.
One of the comical facets was a nine-year-old seeing one thing throughout a movie breakdown that coaches and gamers by no means noticed. Sure, the film is lighthearted and advised an excellent story, however that simply appeared too far on the market, particularly for these which have been across the sport at that degree.
Filming – A+
The filming of this film passed off each on location at Clemson in addition to at Georgia State and Clayton County, GA. It was nice that they included all the enduring locations on campus and showcased what Clemson college students love about campus.
One of the best half was the truth that Disney was ready to make use of an actual Clemson sport and crowd to showcase as a substitute of both utilizing CGI or paying a bunch of extras to half fill a pretend stadium. That further ingredient added lots to the sensation of the film.
I used to be an additional 20 years in the past within the film Keep in mind the Titans – I used to be on the sphere in a soccer uniform for one of many video games. My son and I have been additionally within the stands towards Charlotte and I can let you know the distinction between a legit crowd and one which Hollywood put collectively and the ingredient this added was gentle years higher.
We see on a regular basis films filmed on prop units and never the place the story takes place and filming this in Clemson made an enormous distinction.
Performing – B
If you’re a fan of television present All American on CW, then you already know Jay Reeves – who performed the primary character of Ray McElrathbey. Whereas I by no means met Ray and can’t attest as to whether the actor portrayed him appropriately, he appeared to do an excellent job.
Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne Foxx and Thaddeus Mixson did an excellent job with their characters, Kaycee Stone and Fahmarr McElrathbey, respectively, as effectively.
Nonetheless, Matthew Glave, James Dale, and Hunter Sansone have been all horrible. They performed Tommy Bowden, Coach Simmons (pretend Swinney), and a third-string kicker, respectively,
Usually, direct to DVD or TV films aren’t recognized for excellent performing, however general this space was not too unhealthy and it definitely was not unhealthy sufficient to remove from the Saftey storyline.
Total – B-
Total, Security was good. I want they might have come nearer to the reality within the film to inform the complete wonderful story and that they might have proven you simply how nice he was within the classroom. The story of Ray and Fahmarr is truly one of the best stories to inform and Disney ought to have used their platform to really present the hardships and successes.
Sure, they need to have proven the dialog he had after commencement the place Bowden took him off scholarship and supplied him a GA job as effectively and Ray deciding to relocate to DC and attend Howard. That’s powerful sufficient for any younger grownup, however he did that with Fahmarr as effectively.
That mentioned, this was a superb film and one most of us will watch greater than as soon as.